• Trailside Academy

    An Expeditionary Learning (EL) School

    Trailside Academy proudly serves students in preschool through eighth grades. To meet the needs of our youngest learners, we offer two full-day preschool classrooms and one half-day preschool classroom. For more information about enrolling in our preschool program, please email preschool@mapleton.us.

    Trailside Academy also offers two classrooms for each grade level, K-8, with an option to add a third kindergarten classroom, if needed.


    School Model

    Trailside Academy will begin with an exploration of EL Education. Staff will receive professional development with an emphasis on EL education and will be teaching using EL structures. Representatives from EL will be offering support to our staff throughout our exploratory process and we could not be more excited!

    The EL approach to teaching and learning is that learning should be challenging, active, meaningful, collaborative and public. EL Education places an emphasis on Mastery of Knowledge of skills, character and high-quality student work. To learn more about the EL model, visit

  • School Address:
    2300 W. 67th Pl.
    Denver, CO 80221

    Phone: 303.853.3040
    Fax: TBD

    Attendance Line: 303.853.3047

    School Hours:  7:45 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.

    Preschool Times
    AM 7:45 - 10:35 a.m.
    PM 12:00 - 2:50 p.m.
    Full day 7:45 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.

    School Specs:
    Pre-Kindergarten - 8th grade

    General Information:

    Laura Nelson NelsonL@mapleton.us

    Assistant Director: 
    Sarah Kopperud KopperudS@mapleton.us

    School Secretary: 
    Milagros Chavez ChavezM@mapleton.us